Good Housekeeping Identifies Visual Accountability
5S is a systematic process of workplace organization. Here's an overview of the five parts.
With industry working to be more efficient, due to fewer employees available to complete the work, and using equipment to its fullest potential, manufacturing organizations are seeking to be more intentional about processes that impact the bottom line.
Much of this is driven by 5S Good Housekeeping practices. What does this refer to? A short definition is that 5S, or the five pillars of the visual workplace, is a systematic process of workplace organization. A method developed by the Japanese, it works in relationship with lean manufacturing so that organizations can Sort, Set in order, Shine (clean), Standardize and Sustain the process to complete the work in the most efficient manner for just-in-time deliveries.